The Morning Digest: De-stress, the National Mall, and bikeshare

Better than a cup of coffee, the Morning Digest will provide you with what you need to be prepared for the day: a daily round-up of links, local news, and important events on campus and around D.C.

Note: Due to the looming shadow of finals, Vox will be operating at a reduced posting schedule until the end of the semester. Be sure to check back for the Morning Digest and other updates designed to tempt and delight you in these times of darkness.

partly-cloudy-day-icon  The weather today will be cloudy in the morning and clear later in the day, with a high of 70.

To masticate today:

  • Midnight Breakfast: UnBirthday!: What’s After Dark, Student Affairs, and Dining Services are hosting an Alice and Wonderland themed end-of-the-year celebration tonight from 10 pm to midnight at Leo’s. It will include a number of activities like painting your own teacups, mixing your own tea, playing a giant game of chess, and free food!
  • Superfood’s final performance of the year and senior send off: Superfood will give its final performance of the year at 3 pm in front of the John Carroll statue in Healy Circle. In addition to being the last concert of the year, the group will be sending off its five seniors.

What to look out for:

  •  $10 million dollar gift to National Mall from Volkswagen: Volkswagen planned to announce a $10 million gift today to to the Trust for the National Mall in order to help fund its plans for an aesthetic renovation.
  • Capital Bikeshare adds new options for infrequent users: A new membership option allows users to pay $10 for the key, which is like the traditional annual and monthly membership keys. But, with this key, users only have to pay $7 for a day pass to use a bike for a day.

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